Santa Clara County health officials say businesses are now required to determine the vaccination status of employees coming back to the office.
The announcement Tuesday came as Santa Clara County shifts into the least restrictive yellow tier under the state’s pandemic reopening system.
Workers are now allowed to return to the office while Santa Clara County is under the yellow tier, but local health officials are adding a twist. The county is now mandating businesses track the vaccination status of each worker, who will be required to fill out a form within two weeks.
While some other states have outlawed the practice, California allows businesses to ask for vaccination status — like for sports events or concerts.
In fact, in the South Bay, businesses are required to.